Late 20s Female, Lost Lots of Fat in my Face - San Jose, CA

Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I had a great experience with Dr. Lay and it did...

I had a great experience with Dr. Lay and it did improve my life significantly, so I think I owe him a review.
I lost lots of fat in my face over the last few years. I had fat grafting done by a different surgeon last summer, and, unfortunately, the fat that survived didn't look aesthetically pleasing. It was mostly at the bottom of my face, and looked like lumps. While I still have some hints of that, the procedure I had with Dr. Lay improved my appearance significantly.
I had fat put into my cheeks mostly, and a few months later a touch up with some more fat put into my cheeks and a little bit in my chin.
The entire experience was very positive. Dr.Lay never pressured me to get any procedure done. When I brought up my concerns, his reaction were generally, "sure, I can do that" or "this is not very noticeable, so I wouldn't do any surgery on it just yet". Which I thought was awesome. He was honest and gave me a fair evaluation. He did not over promise and made sure I had realistic expectations each time. As for results, I'm attaching some photos (with most of my face censored out).
After the first procedure with him, I went in for a touch up a few months later. The touch up was free and so far looks great. (It's only been a little over a week, so it will probably still change, but it was also a very subtle change, so I don't expect to look drastically different.)

Some additional notes:
The entire office is super friendly. They make you feel comfortable and welcome.
Dr.Lay has no problem making time for you if you have questions. One time I was out of town but wanted to clarify something about my procedure, so he video called me.
After my first procedure, his staff went above and beyond to make me feel better (I typically tend to feel nauseous after procedures), more than I would have expected from anyone.

Almost a month after touch up

I don't expect too much to change anymore at this point. My face is not perfect, but I'm happy with the improvements from the procedure. Everything looks a bit more smooth and even. The only thing that bothers me a little is the fat that was added to my jawline from my first procedure (not with Dr.Lay). Unfortunately, that's hard to get rid of and I don't think I'm going to try in the near future. I'm happy enough for now. Please feel free to contact me with any questions!

About 8 months later

I'm still happy with Dr. Lay's work. My main issue has been the excessive amount of fat the previous surgeon put into my jawline and lumpiness it resulted. I'm still not sure if I can get rid of that.
On the bright side though, Dr. Lay helped me look natural enough that even surgeons I've seen since then can't tell I had any procedures done (until I tell them). My cheeks retained a good amount of the fat and look natural. I will be going back to Dr. Lay if I ever want a fat transfer or fillers again - he has a great eye in my opinion.

Approximately 1.5 year update

It's been a little under 1.5 years since my fat transfer with Dr. Lay.
There hasn't been much change in my cheeks. The fat grafts are still there. I feel my cheeks might look a little bit skinnier, especially the mid cheek area. But I expected that to happen naturally, since I started rapidly losing fat in my face in my mid 20s. I don't think it has anything to do with the fat graft.
I'm still happy with Dr. Lay's work.
The first surgeon I did fat grafting with said he might be able to take some of the fat in my jawline out in the areas that bother me using micro liposuction. I am seriously considering doing that at some point. Dr. Lay also mentioned he does this for patients occasionally, so I might go to him instead.
I haven't decided yet.
Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon

He's been great. He has a good aesthetic sense. So far I've come out of his office twice, both times much happier, more confident, and looking more normal. I would happily go back to him if I needed any procedures in the future.

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